20 of the Best Lyrics from Chaz French’s ‘True Colors’ Album
After years of taking a backseat to other regions over the years, the DMV area has begun to make a measurable impact on the landscape of hip-hop, and Washington D.C. native Chaz French is primed to add his own unique flavor to that mix. Dropping out of high school and moving to Arlington, Texas in hopes of building a rap career, the excursion proved to be less than fruitful, landing the aspiring spitter back in his hometown of D.C. Disappointed, but motivated by a newfound purpose, Chaz would hit the ground running, first releasing his Happy Belated project. He followed that up with his breakthrough effort, These Things Take Time, which helped earn him a joint label deal with Motown/Capitol Records and R&B singer Raheem Devaughn's 368 Music Group.
"Way Out," his first release as a member of the Motown/Capitol Records family, would set the stage for Chaz French's debut album, True Colors. The LP serves as his introduction to the greater hip-hop community and one that showcases his versatile artistry. Running 17 tracks deep, True Colors is a slice of life in the District of Columbia and puts you in Chaz's shoes for the duration of the album. Featuring guest appearances from Curren$y, Casey Veggies, Phil Ade, Shy Glizzy and BJ The Chicago Kid, among other talent, True Colors finds Chaz compiling a collection of songs that is sure to give listeners insight to who he is as an artist and a person.
Having given Chaz French's debut album, True Colors, a thorough listen, we've dissected the project and picked out 20 of the best lyrics that speak to his lyrical wit.
"Yeah, ok, I’m back on my own shit fuck all the clone shit/Man you niggas is wildin' I’m tryin' to own shit real estate gold shit/The only thing that got value you niggas turned up/We speaking volumes never discussing the pay load/Shit was never the same when the pain low, now everything gucci like, Zaytov" - Chaz French
"Nobu, Malibu, we ain’t wearin’ no chains/We was broke last year, now we wearin’ the change/Heard a lot of niggas talkin’ but ain’t sayin’ a thang/New Year’s resolution but still doin’ the same/All I ever talk about is everything that I seen/So if you tired of struggle raps, we makin’ a scene"
"I'm steady dreaming of making it better for me and my people, I gotta show ’em it's a way out/Brothers is dying repeatedly, we see it, that's all they feed us, we gotta stand, not lay down/I'm believing in my tuition, was living life without a plan and that's what I was missing/Now I'm leaning on a prayer, I wanna know the blessings/No second-guessing, I won't neglect ’em, promise it's all love"
"Aw, man, damn, I’m only down if your bitch down/I make a mil' with my ribs now/I’m ready to sit down on this side/I catch your chick on the flip side/Rolling up grass we just getting by and she loving the way we get high/All these fuck niggas they dick ride/They love me from L.A. to the 6 side" - Casey Veggies
"Bottle of Hen, bottle of gin until my uncle out the pen/I'ma have a million cash in a bag when I see him/Big ol' booty bitch that just slid in the DM/Ass so fat and the waist so slim/Ain’t nothing on her mind, but in the face she a 10/Got the waist trainer poppin' but she playin' in the gym"
"Ok, first I pop my card don’t fuck up my seats/And don’t be talkin over the loud they ain’t tryin' to hear you speak/When it come to the aux cord, please don’t you fuck with that neither/I ain’t tryin' to hear none of your rappin' friends lyin' over weak ass beats/My shit’s official, my bitch is bad and my brain is washed from her words/You got the gift of gabbing ain’t sayin' much you get the last on all of my nerves" - Chaz French
"Yeah, yeah look, hit my phone at 4 in the morning/Got the Henny pourin', sippin and I’m zonin'/Plenty of gas we can Texaco it/If you brought the pack then I'ma let you roll it/I got bitches all my exes know it/You can keep it G and be the next I go with/We can have a future little Mexico/And if you hoe’ing, Innanet’s gonna let me know" - Phil Ade
"Said we all trying to get chose said we all trying to get throwed/Said no budget got low budget but it’s high end for these clothes/I’m like Y-3 no question she like why he no text me/Northeast be the residence but my connect out in Texas/Yeah, this here for Pineda, learned a lot from my exes/If it ain’t mine why stress it/Man, I shout out to granny and R.I.P. Lil Jessy"
"Yea I said girl my dick will never lie so let me put my trust in you/And I keep good sex on real estate baby girl let’s bust a move/You leave don’t mention names and if you breathing why complain/It’s not your season for some reason just can’t seem to make a change/Wish all good things still remain but love and hate it’s all the same/Must be related to the Wayans’ cause they both bring major pain" - Chaz French
"Now I let the church say/I done kept my faith and beliefs on the worst days/I done had my cake and ate it too without my birthday/Tryin to show it’s possible to get up out your birthplace and put up for your birth place/Shit is just a state of mind, I’m Usher did it my way/All it takes is preparation all it takes is guidance/Why this music sound like I’m trying to stop the violence/I just want y'all to know the limits go beyond the skies" - Chaz French
"Got to crawl before you start walking/Yeah, not unless you ahead of time, my first step was me jogging/My memories sweet, chin music/Let’s kick shit Sean Michaels, got a beer with me Steve Austin/Got to stay woke all eyes open they don’t want to see us move forward/Got a book bag full of CDs, call justice for Mr. Alton/We a hundred deep at each market" - Chaz French
"But it ain’t as wise as the listener, yeah, I know it take a while to get in line/I’m D Rose leave the bullshit right in the nick of time/I need closure not selfish though all I need is piece of mind I need loads of it/Love we need more of it, the world we don’t know of it/Need to lift my spirits, hop in the uber and go soul searching/Even if the surge is a million plus I’m all in for it" - Chaz French
"What’s an American dream, when you can’t dream in America?/No don’t sleep on that balcony they assassinate they characters/Had to drink a brew or two, I swear that shit is unbearable/But I’m the living proof of a better you/From the letter U, falling down and getting back up/It's righteous, it makes for a better you/It’s time to rewrite history/This time we’ll pick a better noose" - Eddie Vanz
"Just be prominent, stay dominant, if you said it then honor it/Keepin' peace while I’m pondering, I just preach it and prosper it/Set the bar and I’m climbing it, don’t show the way I’m finding it/Free the people that’s lost in it, more to it than being talented/Quality over quantity, confidence over modesty/If you got it then show that shit can’t hide it if it’s evident/We just reaping the benefits" - Chaz French
"Tailored suits, diamond rings, hummer when the summer drops/Two seater ain’t had no top, beat the case and beat the block/Bought all his children Avirex, my leather was black and red/Lito with the navy blue, youngest brother turning heads/KK lived on Toley Street when I lived on navy day/We ain’t never reconnect til I was in the fifth grade" - Chaz French
"I go extra hard for my entourage/Check my repertoire/Jim Jones everywhere I go/You know it's repping time/Weapons drawn/Queen Latifah, ready when he set it off/Adderall if they sleepin' on me/I'ma gon' wake them up"
"Finessing strong/Plus I got my team around me heavy, ain't got no extra bros/You can keep them hoes and your Giuseppes on/Delusional, who gon' be there for you ff you lose it all/Question that who gon' have your mama back after the funeral/Think about it, it's so much more to life, take advantage, nigga"
"Three ounces in the ziplock, this underground hip hop/Bought the Ferrari drizzop, the city’s streets is hizzot/The A/C on full blast, chillin as I roll pass/Audio dope we slang as long as supplies last/Though I never run out, we got stacks to gain/All in the attics and thangs and gun cabinets they hang" - Curren$y
"Every T crossed, every single I dotted, cause they watching/Man I never ran through this many condoms, cause they plottin'/Looking for a come up trying to be my baby mamas, man that’s karma/Four years ago we wouldn’t even be talkin', bitch, what you thought/Still give that sweet, that nasty, that gush, gushy, gushy and that twat/Fuck around and build whole empire of that cookie, yea that twat"
"I put a lot of people before myself this year/Yeah, but fuck it I do it all the time/I swear I paid a lot of people’s bills off this year/Yea and I ended up late on mine/I spent more than $100,000 and don’t have nothing to show for it/I pray my stars get realigned/I hope I find the thinnest line between two wrongs and doin' what’s right/But ended up left behind" - Chaz French